Today is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, and we all know him for his history making achievements: leading our nation through the civil war and abolishing slavery. Presidential accomplishments aside, he was also just an interesting person. Check out these facts about our 16th president:
- Abraham Lincoln was 6’ 4” tall with a size 14 shoe!
- He was the first president serving who was born in the United States.
- Although he had four sons, he has no direct descendants.
- He was the first president to have his photo taken at an inauguration. John Wilkes Booth, his future assassin, was present for the festivities and can be seen in the photo!
Celebrate Abraham Lincoln this week with this craft! It’s perfect for early childhood classes, but is also a lot of fun for older students with an added writing assignment: To give someone a hand means to help them. Do you think Abraham Lincoln was the kind of person to give a hand to others? Support your reasons.